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Response to Marrah_G (Reply #8)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:56 AM

21. These people put up their own roadblocks to good family relations.

My niece is having a baby...only reason my mother, the child's great-grandmother, will know is because I told her. She's married to a right-winger with some questionable views (I think so anyways)
She actually had some contact with her extended family, but due to the influence of my sister, etc, has become rather distant. I think she has married the same kind of man my sister married, a sanctimonious, "family values" type, rigid hypocrite. How does one play "happy family" with these types?

My niece, when a younger person, was very intelligent and a wise young woman. Then, her parents put her in this pathetic private religious "school", to keep her away from the outside world, no doubt.
Now she's having a slew of babies, can barely spell, and is married to this right-winger (straight from my province's bible-belt) I'm hoping she'll come back to the good side, but when she re-posts things on FB that her hubby believes in, it's hard not to feel angry and a little ashamed. This girl wanted to be a scientist when she was very young, now she's a baby machine

Family relationships are never simple and easy; it's actually easier to be disappointed and angry with these people because you would think they would be on your side in some way. And yes, I may seem upset, but I've been dealing with family crap for DECADES.



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